Ethiopian Airlines signed Cooperative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Guangdong Airport Authorities in areas of increasing passenger flight frequency, launching new routes and joint promotion of Ethiopia cargo for additional frequency in Guangzhou .
Following the completion of the G20 Summit held in Hangzhou, the 2nd Investing in Africa Forum took place in Guangzhou from September 7 - 8 where Ethiopian Airlines was invited as the most successful African organization.
Group CEO Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, said, “We are glad to collaborate with Guangdong Airport, which will further increase our presence in China, one of the most vibrant global economies. Our services to and from China have proved an ever growing and multifaceted economic merits both for Africa and China by ensuring swifter connectivity to traders and investor from both points. I would like to thank all who worked hard towards the successful completion of this agreement and look forward to a fruitful partnership with Guangdong Airport.”
The Forum was attended by high level officials both from China and Africa including: South African President Jackob Zuma, Guangdong Province Governor,World Bank President, China Development Bank President, and Dr. Arkebe Oqubay Special Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister.
Ethiopian is currently operating more than 30 weekly flights to and from China.
Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.
Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 93 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.
Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
For more information about this press release, please contact:
Mrs. Hanna Atnafu
Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: (251-1) 517-89-07/656/165/913/529
Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam Group Chief Executive Officer